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Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

Starting March 22nd to July 31st 2017 at Grand Palais

Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, the Legion of Honor will present a completely new installation of its extraordinary Rodin holdings in Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.

Augsute Rodin in Atelier

The exhibition will examine the artist’s influential work and his celebrated life, from his early days courting controversy with sculptures that bore unexpected levels of naturalism, to his later prestige and lasting influence. Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation is part of a worldwide series of major Rodin projects and will provide Bay Area audiences a significant opportunity to examine and recontextualize the legacy of the artist known as “the father of modern sculpture.”


"From my apprentice days, I've retained a mason's habits.
I'm like those artists of the Renaissance : they were craftsmen
and not fine gentlemen." - Auguste Rodin

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